Cutting Edge Cares – North Texas Giving Day 2020

Cutting Edge Cares – North Texas Giving Day 2020

Today we want to talk to you a little bit about Cutting Edge Cares.   Cutting Edge Cares is Jennah’s brainchild. Jennah is our Lead Registered Occupational Therapist in Allen, and it was her idea for us to go out into the community and give back. Our special...
Teaching Special Needs Kids How To Cook

Teaching Special Needs Kids How To Cook

Now that our kids are at home more and we are at home more, we have more time with them!   This is a great thing because as clinicians we are always hearing, “We’re rushing out the door! We don’t have time for them to make their own lunch! We don’t have time for...
How Much Screen Time Should My Special Needs Child Have?

How Much Screen Time Should My Special Needs Child Have?

We have a lot of parents who have come to us lately with significant concerns about managing screen time.   Before The Pandemic   For most people, the norm has changed. I remember that, back prior to the pandemic, parents actually monitored and limited...
Virtual Learning Tips For Special Needs Kids

Virtual Learning Tips For Special Needs Kids

Let’s talk about computers, and Zoom, and virtual learning for our kids!   Before March, I was really inept at virtual meetings and setting up telehealth appointments. Now I’m really good at it! I even enjoy making PowerPoints! Screen Fatigue   That being...
Transition to Adulthood Checklist For Special Needs Kids

Transition to Adulthood Checklist For Special Needs Kids

It’s time for a check-in: How are your young adults doing?   Here at Cutting Edge, we are still seeing kids of all ages, including young adults. If your child has just graduated, or if they’re approaching their junior or senior year, or if you’re planning for...
Should My Special Needs Attend School In Person or Online?

Should My Special Needs Attend School In Person or Online?

Many people are asking us about school. School starts soon, but what will it look like? This is a big question, and I know that what I see now may look totally different in two weeks’ time based on how many cases of Covid-19 there are in the area.   Many of the...
Summer Vacation Ideas During COVID-19

Summer Vacation Ideas During COVID-19

Let’s talk about Summer Vacation, in our “new normal!”   We’ve been finding that many of our families are here more this summer. They’re taking less vacation time. When they do take vacation time, they’re taking it differently.   Head To The Lake or Cabin...
Online Tools To Help Special Needs Kids Improve Social Skills

Online Tools To Help Special Needs Kids Improve Social Skills

Today, we want to talk a little bit about how we’re addressing social and pragmatic skills during this pandemic.   Social Interaction Currently   First of all, it’s important for us to talk to our kids about how the rules are a little bit different right...
Summertime Tips During COVID-19 For Kids With Special Needs

Summertime Tips During COVID-19 For Kids With Special Needs

I thought I’d share with you some tips for the summer. But of course, this is an interesting summer! We have a “new normal” now and we have to take that into account. Here are my best tips for this strange summer:   1. Stay on a schedule.   Parents, you have...